Waiting in Line

By Marissa Greif

When the Emperor Was Divine

"We used to stand in line for our meals three times a day. We used to stand in line for our mail. We used to stand in line to get coal. We used to stand in line whenever we had to shower or use the latrine" (125 Otuska). This quote demonstrates how stressful it was to live in these camps. They're were so many people they had to wait in line for everything. This photo shows external conflict because waiting in too many lines showed society as part of the book.
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When the Emperor Was Divine

-The photo gives us an understanding of how many people were forced into the camps, enough that they had to wait In very long lines.

-Shows the conditions of the camps, the mess hall in this photo is small and doesn't seem like it would be clean.

-The Japanese Americans had to wait outside under the hot sun, most of the women have umbrellas over they're head to block it out.

-By looking at the background you can tell unfortunately they have to live in the hot desert for the time they stayed in the camps.

-They had to wait in these unbearable lines with their impatient kids, three times a day for three years.

When the Emperor Was Divine

To conclude this photo, I would hope we learned a lesson from this event in history. The Japanese Americans didn't deserve the unnecessary discrimination and dehumanization. Hopefully people learned to really think before they ruin innocent peoples lives. In the story even when they finally got back from the camps, things weren't the same, and it seemed like it would take years for things to go back to the way they were. Which isn't deserved.